A Secret Heliotropism: The Art of Jeanne Silverthorne

Silverthorne’s primary medium is rubber. From small figures of honeybees to large scale sculptures of chandeliers, her art explores the often-overlooked objects of our daily life. There is both a sense of fatalism and an ingredient of humor in her physically commanding art. Using cast rubber to create both free-standing sculptures and wall reliefs, Silverthorne riffs on the still life tradition of vanitas paintings – the art that serves to remind us that life is brief and time is fleeting. With humor and irony, she mingles bugs and flowers together creating symbolic images of beauty, growth and decay.

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Image:  Jeanne Silverthorne, Studio Floor with Dandelions and Bee, 2010  rubber,  phosphorescent pigment 13.5″x 25″ x 13″

Courtesy of the Artist and Marc Straus Gallery